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Computer Business Review: California Moves Closer to Making Deepfake Pornography Illegal

A Hollywood union has thrown its weight behind legislation in California’s Senate that would make pornographic deepfakes a crime.

Bill SB564, which has passed California’s Judiciary Committee, is being sponsored by The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).

It extends the definition of a consenting individual to include not just an actual act, or a performance, but a “realistic digitized performance in which the individual did not actually perform”.